[AG-TECH] Capture cards and PCI-X

Scobie, David David.Scobie at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Thu Aug 2 14:11:47 CDT 2007

Thanks for the useful observation; I was just not paying close enough
I have two minitower 620's.
So, according to your research, and the tech specs on the Dell site, I
have 2 full height PCI
2 full height PCI
1 PCIe x16 full height graphics
1 PCIe x1 full height

Apparently my supervisor went ahead and ordered one winnov quattro
So the PCI-X card would be overkill, but it might be handy to have if we
upgrade.  I'll just have to make up my mind, and get the purchase

Doug, I appreciate your thoughts on this, they have been very helpful.

Yours very truly, 


Correction about the Osprey 440 not working in a GX620, the Viewcast
Osprey 440 will work in a 33Mhz 3.3Volt PCI slot with the extra PCI-X
pins of the card exposed. The 33Mhz 32bit PCI bus will only provide
about a quarter of the bandwidth of a 66Mhz 64bit PCI-X bus.


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